Friday, February 27, 2009

Chairs, and Lamps and Tables, Oh My

This week has gotten away from us. We intended to post, but amidst school, doctor's appts., work, laundry, etc. it just didn't happen.

I also intended to participate in Sanctuary Arts at Home trash to treasure party, but it wasn't meant to be this time. Check out some great makeovers over there if you haven't already.

Remember this adorable chair that Victoria bought for me to use as a photography prop




A fresh coat of paint and a cute little baby, and you get this



This lamp came from a thrift store over a year ago. I paid probably $2.00 for it. It finally found a home, right beside an oil painting from the same thrift store. I love these contemporary oil paintings from the 70's. Probably someone taking an art class, or just enjoying painting for fun in their basement.


The lamp is sitting on a table that I bought at a garage sale for $5.00. A super cheap brown press board table that probably came from one of those rent to own type places. The table has been primed and painted and I'll reveal the makeover next week.
Before



Victoria and I are getting together today to work on some of her recent finds. She found some great things at a Goodwill in other part of town this past week. Maybe, just maybe, we will have lots of fun things to show you next week.

Have a great weekend everyone! My reader is full to bursting. I haven't gotten around to visiting much this week. Hope to change that today.

15 comments:

Amelia said...

That baby is adorable...looks so cute in the chair.

Looking forward to the makeovers you and sister are going to show us.

Have a great weekend.

C Maisy said...

That chair and that baby....yummy!!!

I can't wait to see the after picture of the table.

I'm off to the grand opening at a brand spankin' new Goodwill store in about an hour.

Happy Friday!!

june@craftyniche said...

Oh my, love the makeovers! The baby is so adorable too! :)

Julianna said...

I love your trash to treasure finds. Keep 'em coming!

Katie said...

Oh I love it and what a great picture of the baby!!! Love it all!!

Nikki said...

The baby and chair are adorable. Great lamp too. I can't wait to see the table.

Darlene said...

Love that chair with the baby...so cute!! Also, the lamp by the picture looks great! Can't wait to see the table makeover.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love that chair...what a great red color, perfect for an adorable photo. I love trash to treasures!!

Hope things are good with you! Have a great weekend! :)
Carrie

Carrie said...

The chair turned out great! I can't wait to see the table!

Erin said...

Such a sweet little baby. I love old chairs and tables too. Can't wait to see the after pic!

linda said...

I was never a "thrifter" until I started blogging. Seeing all of the great finds out there changed my mind. I like to say I'm now a thrift store convert!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love the chair painted red, especially with the adorable baby! I bet the table project is going to be great. Jackie

Meg said...

I love the chair especially with Caleb in it! He is so cute. That lamp looks like it will go with just about anything, I love it. I can't wait to see the "after" for the table.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Victoria--I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your sweet comment! I feel so blessed to have friends like you. :) Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Tausha said...

I think that this is the 2nd time that I have read your post. Both times I have laughed out loud at the picture. That baby is darling and i am loving his shirt!! The lamp was a thrift find eh? I have not been thrifting in way too long! I even have a little bit of fun mon and it's killing not to go and blog it all on stuff that I really don't "need" Need-shmeed. My husband tells me I need to go and shop the garage and just give him the cash-Those projects in the garage are still going to be done-I tell him. I just have to wait until it gets a little warmer. One can not spray paint to the best of her ability if the paint is frozen in the can!!
I am with you on the times tables. Amazing what our children magically know how to do!
Yes-I will take credit for whatever I can get!
Enough of the novel-sheesh!